Diesel Shop by R. Craig Rutherford
The "Home to First and Second Generation Locomotives;" a place
in cyberspace where the records of yesterdays' and today's locomotives are
stored for tomorrow's research.
Research, Publications & Photography
by Derek Stadler
I am currently in a lifelong project to thoroughly research Long Island
and Manhattan Island, in particular the history of the various hamlets,
villages, and towns, with an emphasis on infrastructure such as the Long
Island Rail Road. To view both research and photography, go to the Kings,
The official site of the National
Model Railroad Association Northeast Region (NMRA) Division. LIRR clinics,
Newletter, etc. A great resource for the modeler and
Online museum of the Long Island Rail Road and gallery of railroad photos
by LIRR historian and archivist Art Huneke, retired LIRR Towerman (Block
Operator, later termed Asst. to Train Director).
Mosteller's company: Great Decals! has produced two very nice LIRR decal
sets listed below with more to come.
(on-line industry of the Long Island Railroad:
Iderstine tallow tank cars, in white - $5.99 Prototype
Photo by Ben Hom Second
-This car featured in the NMRA's June, 2007 color calendar, model by
Nick Kalis, photo by Ben Hom
Long Island Rail
- M-70 double decker coaches -
Artwork - More
on double deckers
fabulous website of LIRR train art images by the author Will Anderson. The
a must see to view the many other railroads covered. Here's a sample:
LIRR FA2 #605
Cross Harbor Railroad
A website dedicated to the NY Cross Harbor Railroad's past
and present, featuring rosters, photos, maps and history's as well as
operations of this once great short line in the heart of the Brooklyn
Waterfront. A fabulous site on this industrial rail line. By
L. Wybenga Caboose Art
Well known for his award winning Serigraphs, George Wybenga has created a series of watercolor paintings of cabooses in order to create a visual record of this image of American transportation history. Since fall of 2001 he has completed over 220 images and continues to build the collection with the help of aficionados who supply him with reference material and from photos and sketches obtained from cross country trips. From these paintings he creates affordable limited edition prints for other caboose lovers to enjoy.
Island Rail Road Photographic Tour 2008
to a photographic tour of the Long Island Railroad. Our trip today
will take us over the rails of the Montauk Branch, which consists of all
stops from Bay Shore through Montauk on the South Shore of Suffolk County.
(Other Branches will be added in the future...)
By Mike McDermet
Island Rail Road Photos & Recollections
Dave Keller's 5000+ pictures, stories, vignettes....Fabulous
material, perhaps the only existing intact collection of material
stretching back into the 19th century in private hands.
A rail historian and published author on this topic with two
Long Island Rail Road
1925 to 1975.
Long Island Rail Road
1925 to 1975.
Twin Forks NRHS
The Twin Forks Chapter of the National Railway
Historical Society publishes The Railway Post Office,
sponsors trips to railroad related destinations, and is seeking members.
Eastern District Terminal / East River Terminal / Palmer's
Docks - A Comprehensive History; 1870- 1983
"Philip M. Goldstein's most comprehensive and
authoritative website on the history of the Brooklyn Eastern District
Terminal. This website maintains the largest photo archives of
Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal motive power (locomotives &
marine equipment) you may ever be likely to see on the web."
/ Terminal Railroads & Locomotives of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten
Island and the Bronx
"Philip M. Goldstein's is primarily a compilation of
steam, diesel, electric, gas or oil mechanical locomotives that operated
in the New York City metro area for industrial and terminal concerns, as
well as a history of those firms that operated those locomotives.
Railroads and Locomotives of the New York Metropolitan Area
Philip M. Goldstein's website is a compilation of steam
and some primitive electric and gas/mechanical locomotives that operated
on Military Installations in the New York City metro area.
Island Rail Road Parlor Cars
The focus of this website is the
parlor cars of the LIRR during the last four decades of the 20th century.
In addition to the parlor cars, this website also offers some information
on the group of lightweight passenger cars, mostly coaches, acquired
"secondhand" from several railroads (Bangor and Aroostook,
Florida East Coast, Kansas City Southern, New York Central, and Penn
Central) to upgrade service. Great Stuff by Jack Deasy
Video Web Page were you will find video's of LIRR, Metro North, MTA
Subways, NRHS Fantrip's, and more. Created by Joe
West Island Model Railroad Club
Home of The Allegheny & Western
Railroad; one of the Largest and Most Technically
Advanced HO Scale Model Railroads in the Region.
The club is located in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, at 188 Merritts Rd.
(at the corner of Motor Av.) in the basement of the Merritt Shopping
Center--entrance is behind the stores-right side-downstairs--We meet on
Tuesday and Friday evenings around 7 p.m. . Our telephone # is:
Abandoned LIRR is a site dedicated to
the past, present and future of the vast network of abandoned LIRR
stations, spurs, and anything related. While being focused around LIRR,
this site will also include NYCity remnants in the future by Paul Strubeck.
Our group will shortly begin exterior refurbishment of the Oyster Bay
Train Station to its pre 1964 condition. We have been having a problem
finding interior photos of what the station looked like until 1963. Anyone
with information please contact us.
Long Island Rail Road History
Rails Through The Pines: The First 150 Years of the Syosset Train
Bob Andersen's LIRR site, a must visit.
The Railroad Museum of Long Island
Photos, maps, restorations, etc. located in Greenport.
Forgotten, overlooked and ancient sights of New
York City and Long Island.
New York & Atlantic Railway
Operations began in May of 1997 of the newly-privatized
concession to operate freight trains on lines owned by the Long Island
New York Regional Rail
(NY Cross Harbor Railroad - NYCH)
NYCH owns the ONLY rail floatbarge operation that crosses New
York Harbor. Interesting...
New York Connecting Railroad
A volunteer organization incorporated to preserve the history
of this joint venture between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New Haven.
Stations in New York State
Charles P. Woolever's extensive site; photos, maps, updated
frequently. A favorite.
Posted on the 150th anniversary of the completion of tracks into what is
now downtown Syosset, this site provides a layman's view of the railroad's
history in Syosset and how it fueled the growth and personality of the
hamlet over the years.
Tom Montalbano's nice work.
Long Island Rail Road - Montauk Branch
Nick Kalis' prototype research modeling site.
Rick Blanchard's fine collection of drawings, charts,
conversions, and other useful stuff.
E-railpass collection and information from Roger Hensley's
East Central Indiana Railroad.